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Source Dining: Restaurant review

Source Dining

Address

72 Piper St
Kyneton, VIC
Australia

Hours

Lunch Thu-Sun noon-2.30pm
Dinner Thu-Sat 6pm-8.30pm

Prices

E $18-$22
M $36-$42
D $16-$18
Dégustations $95-$140

REVIEW

Source mixes sophistication with simplicity - that's the impression that strikes you upon entering the restaurant's stripped-back room. There's a smart selection of art on the exposed-brick walls, a mix of modern Scandinavian furniture and, out the back, a garden filled with herbs and edible flowers. The staff are welcoming, as are the local flavours on offer, be they slivers of smoky coffee-crusted kangaroo matched with garlic cream, plum sauce, and parsnip chips, or sourdough with burnt beurre noisette. A zucchini soufflé with a balsamic reduction is comforting, pork belly and loin arrive with silvanberries and earthy beetroot, and barramundi with squid-ink pasta is teamed with crab dumplings in a vivacious bisque. Desserts might include an expertly balanced olive oil and Montenegro sponge with fig leaf ice-cream that lingers curiously and alluringly on your tongue (but in a good way).

Phone:
(03) 5422 2039

Bookings:
Bookings recommended

Features:

  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Outdoor dining
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Chef(s):
Tim Foster

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.